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Boer mounted "commandos" made formidable guerrilla foes of the British Army during the Second Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902.

Boer mounted "commandos" made formidable guerrilla foes of the British Army during the Second Anglo-Boer War, The Boers were notoriously excellent marksmen, especially on horseback.

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On 15 December, 1899, fourteen-year-old bugler John Francis Dunne became a British folk hero with his valor during the Boer War Battle of Colenso. Dunne sounded the advance as his battalion, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, splashed across the Tugela River in the face of Boer fire. After a bullet went through his right arm and a chunk of shrapnel struck his chest, Dunne shifted his bugle to his left hand and continued to blow the sound of the advance. By some accounts he was the first of his…

On 15 December, fourteen-year-old bugler John Francis Dunne became a…

General Warren at the bottom of Spion Kop during the battle

The iconic British defeat on January during Buller’s second and disastrous attempt to cross the Tugela River and relieve Ladysmith in the Great Boer War

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